Tag Archives: Democrats
Her first-place showing in the 21st Congressional District was perhaps the biggest surprise on primary night. Does she have what it takes to win the runoff?
Mary Street Wilson, a first-time candidate with little money behind her bid, said she never heard a word from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (D...Read More
What works poorly in other states doesn't work here at all.
Here’s how a two-party system works, in theory: One party wins office on the strength of its plans to fix problems, and its elected officials then use the pow...Read More
At best, Lupe Valdez embraced reforms that years of scandal had forced upon the Dallas County jail. At worst, she downplayed problems and withheld information on jail deaths in the post-Sandra Bland era.
Compassionate Cop? Taking a Hard Look at Lupe Valdez’s Record as Dallas Sheriff At best, Lupe Valdez embraced reforms that years of scandal had forced upo...Read More
Nearly 150 progressive officials gathered in Austin last weekend to build the fight against GOP-controlled state legislatures.
Nearly 150 progressive officials from all over the country gathered in Austin to build the fight against GOP-controlled state legislatures....Read More
For the first time in nearly four decades, Harris County’s district attorney is a Democrat, and she has high aspirations.
Upon taking office in January, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg cleaned house, replacing dozens of prosecutors hired by her predecessor. Ogg made good on...Read More
The lieutenant governor is racing to accomplish Abbott's special session agenda, but critics say he’s trampling both the minority party and the public.
The lieutenant governor is racing to accomplish the Governor’s special session agenda, but critics say he’s trampling both the minority party and the public...Read More
For the last 15 years, Texas Democrats have been accusing Republicans of overreach. This time, they might be right.
November 8, 2016 should have been a night of unmitigated joy for the Harris County Republican Party, the largest local GOP organization in Texas. After all, Lie...Read More
Democrats and Republicans should treat this new administration as a soul-searching opportunity to return to their principles.
I remember the first time I wrote a letter to John Cornyn, probably 10 years ago. The issue was abortion, and I asked the senator to consider the possibility th...Read More